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Simplified Rules for Registration

Simplified Rules For Registration



All horses must be inspected prior to being submitted for registration.  The inspection process will consist of an inspector measuring, checking conformation and the horse demonstrating the recognized gait under saddle or on a lead line.  If no inspector is available a videotape can be done in order to be evaluated by the Board of Directors (BOD).  Determination will be made at that time whether the horse meets the registration rules of the association for permanent registration.

VIDEO TAPE INSTRUCTIONS - if an inspector is not available:

1.  The horse's name must be stated on the tape. 

2.  Show the measurement the horse by zooming in on the numbers on the measuring stick.  Horses need to be on a level surface and measured from the withers to the ground. Minimum height of 14.2 for stallions and 14.0 for mares and geldings.

3.  Show the horses complete confirmation and markings by showing horse from sides, front and rear.

4.  Show the demonstrating the natural 4 beat gait under saddle or on lead line.

5.  Label the videotape and mail to the associations address with required registration form and fee application (KNGHA P.O. Box 420 Morehead, KY 40351) along with the appropriate fee-  Geldings = $40.00;  Stallions & Mares= $75.00.



KNGHA Office Procedure and Horse Owners Responsibility:

What to expect after your registration application has been received by the KNGHA office:

1.  A registration number is issued to said horse.

2.  The DNA hair kit is filled out with the correct information and registration number of the horse (this ensures that the association and the DNA lab have the same info.). Documentation of all information of the horse is recorded.

3.  The hair kit and receipt for the registration fee is then returned to the owner or person registering the horse. DNA is not performed on geldings.

4.  The owner will then pull the hair- see DNA section for this process.

5.  The owner is to then mail the hair kit to the lab. The DNA hair kit envelope is pre-addressed to the lab.

6.  The lab will send the DNA report to the registry.

7.  The registry will issue the owner a copy of the DNA report.

8.  The application is given to the registrar to complete the registration process and issue the registration paper.





General Notes Regarding Registration Papers:

Foundation registration papers will be issued prior to the registry receiving the DNA report.  Foundation stock is those horses being registered and documented through DNA as being the foundation for the association.

Parent proven (PP) registration papers will be issued along with the DNA report.  PP is any offspring resulting from the mating of a registered stallion and a registered mare.  These offspring are eligible for permanent registration, provided that DNA testing confirms parentage.

Temporary registration papers will be issued on foals that do not have registered parents, or foals that have one registered parent.  The fee for registration is the full registration price.  In order to receive permanent registration the owner must notify the registry once the horse reaches minimum height and does the four beat gait.  The owner can contact an inspector to have the height and gait noted or a video tape can be submitted.  The temporary registration papers will be sent to the registry by the owner or inspector and then permanent papers will be issued at NO additional cost to the owner. 

Instructions for pulling hair for the DNA Kit:

1.  Check the information on the form to make certain youre pulling hair from the correct horse.

2.  Sign and print your name on the hair kit.

3.  Pull 25-50 hairs (must include the hair root) from the mane or tail.

4.  To pull hair- wrap no more than 6 hairs around your finger. Grasp the hair close to the body and pull gently to insure you obtain the root.

5.  Keep the roots together and as uniform as possible

6.  Lift the sticky adhesive on the hair kit.

7.  Lay the hair down on the drawing as well as laying the root as indicated.

8.  Close the adhesive flap.

9.  Trim the excess hair at the end of the shaft. (The diagram is marked on the kit. Do not trim the root (the root is what the lab needs to perform DNA testing).

10.  Fold the hair kit on the left as indicated at (4).

11.  Fold the bottom of the hair kit as indicated at (5).

12.  Hair will be folded inside.

13.  Insert the hair into the envelope with is pre-addressed to the lab.

14.  Place postage and mail.








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